L’Arche in Canberra celebrates 40 years

Canberra 40 MEDIA RELEASE L’Arche in Canberra celebrates 40 years The L’Arche Genesaret community in Canberra, one of the first co-residential groups for people with and without an intellectual disability in Australia, celebrated its 40th anniversary in Woden on 9 March. More than 190 guests, including L’Arche representatives from across Australia, gathered for an evening of stories and songs at the Canberra Southern Cross Club to celebrate the milestone, which also marks the foundation of L’Arche in Australia. Since its beginning, L’Arche has been at the forefront of radical social change spanning the past four decades. From the dismantling of [...]

Letter from Stephan Ponser, our International Leader

  Dear Friends, Sometimes we are tempted to look back and regret the good old days as if “before it was better”! I have often thought that the best way to pay tribute to our founders, to those to whom we owe our presence today, is not to copy them, but to be inspired by their vision and willingness to create something new. In short, not to copy the past, but to transform the present, to make it flourish. On your 40th anniversary, the 40th anniversary of L’Arche in Australia, it is this energy that I hope you will find […]


Community Leader: Valerie Spencer Administration Office: Rosemary O’Mally Address: PO Box 419, Curtin ACT 2605 Phone: +61 2 6282 9066 Fax: +61 2 6282 9044 Email: Our homes of those with disabilities and those who care for them are central to our community. We share the ups and downs of our life together within the context of our faith community. Our community also includes a Community Leader, Community Council, Board of Directors, friends who join us in prayer or offer support, house neighbours, prayer companions and so on. We come together each month to celebrate our community life on […]